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Advantages of the Canon 6D

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.5 fps vs 3.9 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
145×111×71 mm vs 152×114×75 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
980 shots vs 850 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$999.00 vs $2,306.72
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The best price we've seen is $1,308 cheaper (2.3x less)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
770 g vs 850 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark II

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Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
98% vs 97%
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.71x
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              6D290 ms
              5D Mark II206 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              6D500 ms
              5D Mark II400 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              6D770 g
              5D Mark II850 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              6D145×111×71 mm
              5D Mark II152×114×75 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              6D20.9 MP
              5D Mark II21 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              6D4.5 fps
              5D Mark II3.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              6D11
              5D Mark II9
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6D25,600 ISO
              5D Mark II6,400 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              6D97%
              5D Mark II98%
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              6D1,040k dots
              5D Mark II920k dots

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